Welding Inspector Level 3

Course Overview

This course is designed for applicant Level III Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection management and the application of metallurgical principles. This course is 58 hours in length.

Course Highlights:

  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with industry professionals
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate and an Examination Transcript (70% passing grade is required)

Successful completion of the course and module examinations will allow you to write a shorter version of the Level 3 “closed book” theory examination on Welding Fundamentals and Welding Inspection. The opportunity to complete all 5 modules (14,20,21,23,24) examinations required to obtain the “Special Program for Welding Inspectors – Level 3” certificate is available during the course. The opportunity to write the CSA W178.2 examinations is available during Day 9; application form (Form 450) must be submitted to the CWB 2 weeks prior to the course start date in order to confirm eligibility to write the certification exams.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic Concepts of Quality
  • Structure and Properties of Metals
  • Welding Metallurgy of Steels
  • Welding Metallurgy of Cast Iron and Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Basic Metallurgy and Welding Metallurgy of Aluminum

The course includes a review of these topics (review of these modules is necessary to cover the scope of the exam)

  • Mechanical Testing of Welds
  • Basic Metallurgy & Material Specification
  • Welding Processes & Equipment
  • Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steel


This is an upgrade program that is intended for those wanting to prepare for advanced level certification exams. Anyone expecting to write these CWB certification exams should check Form 301 to see if they will meet the exam prerequisite requirements.

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 3 February 14 - 25, 2022 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,645.00